Two new guides are leading the way in showing link workers how to use music as part of a social prescription when working with people living with dementia. Music for Dementia have produced a comprehensive Link Worker Guides, with our support. These guides explain how link workers can assess music needs and signpost people to music-based activities and services. While they are primarily written for link workers, they will also provide an insight into the subject for people who are assigned a link worker, as well as their carers and family members. The full-length guide includes a wealth of information, including: details of [...]
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As we begin a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this second blog in a series of 3, she reflects on how one good thing can have a huge impact…. People inspire me, communities inspire me. And 2020, even though probably the hardest year any of us have lived through, also inspired me. I have seen so many examples of community leaders, community groups and individuals making such a huge difference to people. And [...]
Leading researchers in the field of social prescribing are being brought together to ensure that evidence of the impact of social prescribing is accessible, useful and compelling, the National Academy for Social Prescribing has announced today. As outlined in the Academy’s Strategic Plan, A Social Revolution in Wellbeing, there is a large and growing evidence base supporting the benefits of social prescribing for people’s health and wellbeing, however it is not comprehensive nor always easy to access. This poses an obstacle to the future growth of social prescribing at a time when demand is growing, especially to support those most impacted by [...]
As we head into a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this blog, the first in a series of 3, she reflects on the power in connecting…. When we see a change in other people’s lives or an improvement in their wellbeing, we often assume it happened overnight and wonder how they did it. ‘They must have done it all by themselves’ ‘Wow… They are amazing. I could never do that’ ‘What changed? The [...]
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As the end of the year beckons, our Chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard and Chief Executive, James Sanderson, reflect on our first full year as an organisation, and look ahead to what the next year ahead holds for social prescribing, both in England and across the globe. 2020 has certainly been a difficult year for us all, but it has also been one in which the benefits of social prescribing have been resolutely evident. At the heart of our strategy ‘a social revolution in wellbeing’, launched in the spring, lay a sincere belief that connecting people to the arts, physical activity, nature, and [...]
The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking: a Business Support Officer as a freelance opportunity to deliver key business functions within the Business Development team. The role will be responsible for core administrative processes, providing support across the organisation. The deadline for applications is 11am on Monday 19th April 2021. Contact our team if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribingLydia Taylor2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00
Physical activity is set to play a greater role in helping people look after their health and wellbeing following the announcement of a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing to highlight the role of fitness within social prescribing. A new scheme aims to support people to better manage their health and wellbeing by connecting up social prescribing and fitness and leisure activities in local communities. ukactive, NHSE/I, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing will work together to identify an initial pledge of 500,000 hours of activity in [...]
A new national programme, launched today, seeks to champion and support the vital work of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups supporting communities most impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers. Local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations are providing critical support to communities impacted by COVID19, connecting people to social prescribing activities that help with their physical and mental wellbeing, such as virtual singing and befriending groups. Furthermore, throughout the pandemic, groups and organisations have rapidly responded, and continue to respond to, the needs of their community in different ways, moving [...]
Amanda Finlay CBE, Chair of Law for Life, which runs Advicenow has written a helpful blog which provides a summary of lots of useful resources. This information may be particularly helpful for social prescribing link workers during the COVID period. Firstly I want to say thank you! As an older person staying at home in the coronavirus crisis, I want to thank all the social prescribing link workers and other wonderful people who are looking after so many in our community and to offer you some help. People already have so many needs for crucial information to help them [...]